South Mountain YMCA

Enrichment Classes

Enrichment Classes 


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 or call (973) 762-4145
We design all our classes to expand children’s learning and curiosity. Our goal is to enrich physical and emotional needs while enhancing academics in a safe, fun and creative atmosphere.  As a result, children foster new friendships, develop social skills and grow more inquisitive every day.

Adult / Child Classes

NEW! Theatre for Tots (Walking – 2 yrs)
Miss Tina and Miss Justine bring their theatrical expertise into this fun-filled class complete with age appropriate theatre games, prop play, interactive storytime and so much more. Unlock the door to imagination with this exploratory class! No class 12/25 or 1/1. Parent/chaperone participation required. 
Tuesday 9:00 - 9:30am    
Location: 
Y Gym
Fee:
$52
Instructor: 
Miss Tina & Miss Justine

NEW! Mini Cirque du SOMA (Walking – 2 yrs)
Come one, come all! This fusion class combines gymnastics, dance, performance and circus arts. Participants will explore floor acrobatics, trampoline, obstacle courses, tightrope, hooping and suspension in addition to practicing with circus props such as ribbons, hoops, juggling scarves & bubbles! Parent/chaperone participation required. 
Thursday 9:00 - 9:30am    
Location: 
Y Gym
Fee: 
$52
Instructor: 
Miss Justine & Miss Kayla

Tiny Tumblers I (Walking – 2 yrs)
This intro to gymnastics helps to develop gross motor skills with rolling, balancing, swinging and crawling. Have fun stretching, playing parachute games, running obstacle courses, skill building, singing and more! Our structured class helps children transition into more independent gymnastics and sports classes. Parent/chaperone participation required. 
Monday 9:00 - 9:30am    
Location: 
Y Gym
Fee:
$72
Instructor: 
Miss Tina

Tiny Tumblers II (2 – 3 yrs) 
This toddler class has provides more advanced instruction and is for those who have taken Tiny Tumblers I or other gym classes. *Teacher recommendation or evaluation required for children younger than 2 years. No class 11/23 or 12/28. Parent/chaperone participation required.
Friday 
9:00-9:45 am      
Location: 
Y Gym
Fee: $56
Instructor: Miss Tina
*Contact Gailmarie gsprague@metroymcas.org or call (973)762-4145 x115

Language Learners (Walking - 2 ½ yrs)
Discover new languages in this basic class. Songs, games, and projects will help participants hear and become familiar with various languages. Parents/chaperones participation required.
Monday 9:00-9:30am 
Location:
 Program Center
Fee: $72
Instructor: Miss Justine & Miss Kayla

Giggle & Groove (0 - 2 yrs)
Shake, rattle and roll to the beat with music that gets your toes tapping! Dress in comfortable clothing. Parents with infants in wearable baby carries are welcome to join the fun. No class 12/26. Parents/chaperones participation required. 
Wednesday 9:30-10:00am   
Location:
 Program Center
Free with Membership. Must register for each session
Instructor: Miss Tina & Miss Kayla

Music & Me (Walking - 2 ½ yrs)
Explore melodies with instruments, stomp around on our Giant Piano Mat and soak up music vocabulary. We sing songs and play instruments in games and activities. Parent/chaperone required to stay.
Monday 9:30-10:00am 
Location:
 Program Center
Free with Membership. Must register for each session
Instructor: Miss Kayla & Miss Justine

Let’s Go to Art (Walking - 2 ½ yrs)
Have fun with friends creating different projects each week to take home and display! Parents/chaperones participation required. No class 12/26.
Wednesday 9:00-9:30am 
Location:
 Program Center
Fee: $62
Instructor: Miss Tina & Miss Kayla

Puppet Play (Walking - 2 ½ yrs)
Learn the art of storytelling through all types of puppets! Each week, we create a new puppet using assorted materials. No class 11/22 or 11/27. Parents/chaperones participation required. 
Thursday 9:30-10:00am 
Location:
 Y Gym
Free with Membership. Must register for each session
Instructor: Miss Kayla & Miss Justine

Silly Science (Walking – 2 ½ yrs)
Tiny scientists love this class where we test experiments and watch how ingredients come together to create surprising reactions. No class 11/23 or 12/28. Parents/chaperones participation required.
Friday 9:00-9:45am
Location:
 Program Center
Fee: $52
Instructor: Miss Justine & Miss Kayla

Sensory Explorers (Walking - 2 ½ yrs)
Get your hands dirty in this sensational sensory class!  Each week, we create sculptures, make clay, form goo and more! This class is perfect for the toddler who likes to dig, mix and mold! No class 12/25 or 1/1. Parent/chaperone required to stay.
Tuesday 
9:30-10:00am 
Location:
 Program Center
Free with Membership. Must register for each session
Instructor: Miss Tina & Miss Kayla

Open Play (Walking - 3yrs)
Open Play is three days a week and for children currently enrolled an Adult/Child class. Shake out your wiggles before your other class begins with this unstructured, supervised free play. No class 11/22, 11/23, 12/27 or 12/28. Participation required; one adult per child.
Monday 8:30-9:00 am, Thursday 8:30-9:00 am, Friday 8:30-9:00 am 
Location: Y Gym
Fee: 
Free with Membership.  Must register for each session.

TEAM for Tots (Walking – 3 yrs)
Parachute play, relay races and sports including soccer, basketball and more. Parents/chaperones participation required.
Not available in Fall 2.

Auxiliary Academics

Slimy Science (3 - 5 yrs)
Prepare to get messy! This class will introduce children to scientific concepts while getting their hands dirty. Make oobleck and cloud dough, play with gel beads, erupt a volcano and more fun projects. No class 12/26.
Wednesday 10:15-11:00am 
Location:
 Program Center
Fee: $67
Instructor: Miss Tina & Miss Justine

NEW! Preschool Picassos (3 - 5 yrs)
Each week is brought to you by a new Famous Artist! Young creatives will paint, sculpt and draw their way through Monet, Picasso, Warhol, Michelangelo and more. No class 12/24 or 12/31.
Monday 1:00-1:45pm 
Location:
 Program Center
Fee: $56
Instructor:  Miss Justine

The Art of Comics and Cartooning (5 - 8 yrs) 
Captain America, Spiderman, Batman- all started as ideas and drawings on a page! Learn to design characters, draw figure and sequence storyboards to create a comic book of your own! Together we stretch our drawing muscles and produce some amazing masterpieces. Staff picks up SACC students enrolled at the Program Center and brings to/from class.
NO CLASS FALL 2

Culinary Adventures with Chef Lila

NEW! Itty Bitty Chefs (2 - 3 yrs)
Work together with an adult to create culinary masterpieces with Chef Lila! Taught by a trained chef, children and their adult chaperones explore food preparation techniques as they make a delicious and healthy recipe by the end of each hour to take home. We introduce proper kitchen hygiene and advance children's fine and gross motor skills through measuring, stirring, and kneading. Senses are used to identify foods through tasting, touching, and smelling. We also create a cookbook to try the yummy recipes at home! Parent/chaperone required to stay. No class 12/26.
Wednesday 10:00-10:45am
Location:
 Creation Station 
Fee: $81
Instructor: Chef Lila Lea

Little Chefs I (3 - 4 yrs)
Our chefs get to the basics in this fun introduction to cooking. Taught by a trained chef, children explore food preparation techniques as they make a delicious and healthy recipe by the end of each hour to take home. We introduce proper kitchen hygiene and advance children's fine and gross motor skills through measuring, stirring, and kneading. Senses are used to identify foods through tasting, touching, and smelling. We also create a cookbook to try the yummy recipes at home! No class 11/22, 12/26 or 12/27.
Wednesday 10:00-11:00am
Thursday 
11:15-12:15pm
Location:
 Creation Station 
Fee: Wednesdays $108; Thursdays $90
Instructor: Chef Lila Lea & Miss Kayla

Little Chefs II (4 - 6 yrs)
Our chefs get to the basics in this fun introduction to cooking. Taught by a trained chef, children explore food preparation techniques as they make a delicious and healthy recipe by the end of each hour to take home. We introduce proper kitchen hygiene and advance children's fine and gross motor skills through measuring, stirring, and kneading. Senses are used to identify foods through tasting, touching, and smelling. We also create a cookbook to try the yummy recipes at home! No class 11/22, 12/26 or 12/27.
Wednesday 11:30-12:30pm 
Thursday 
2:00-3:00pm
Location:
 Creation Station 
Fee: Wednesdays $108; Thursdays $90
Instructor: Chef Lila Lea & Miss Kayla

Super Foodies (4 - 5 yrs)
Young chefs explore baking and cooking under the guidance of a professional chef to learn advanced cooking skills. Kids discover their own culinary creative side by making a range of recipes, from homemade pasta to fresh-baked pies! We focus on healthy, nutritious eating and introduce your child to a wide variety of fresh ingredients. No class 12/26.
Wednesday 
2:00-3:00pm
Location:
 Creation Station 
Fee:  $108
Instructor: Chef Lila Lea & Miss Justine

Grub Club (5 - 7 yrs)
Budding chefs explore baking and cooking under the guidance of a professional chef to learn advanced cooking skills. Kids discover their own culinary creative side by making a range of recipes, from homemade pasta to fresh-baked pies! We focus on healthy, nutritious eating and introduce your child to a wide variety of fresh ingredients. No class 11/22, 12/26 or 12/27.
Wednesday 
4:00-5:00pm
Thursday 3:45-4:45pm
Location:
 Creation Station 
Fee: $90
Instructor: Chef Lila Lea

Chefs in Training (7 - 11 yrs)
Budding chefs explore baking and cooking under the guidance of a professional chef to learn advanced cooking skills. Kids discover their own culinary creative side by making a range of recipes, from homemade pasta to fresh-baked pies! We focus on healthy, nutritious eating and introduce your child to a wide variety of fresh ingredients. No class 11/22 or 12/27.
Thursday
5:00-6:00pm
Location:
 Creation Station 
Fee: $90
Instructor: Chef Lila Lea